easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and Travelport have announced a new agreement that will further open up easyJet booking services to be sold by all Galileo-connected agency customers worldwide and any other agency using the Travelport Universal API. In addition, the new agreement will also deliver enhanced functionality to improve the booking process for agents, including the sale of easyJet ancillary services. This builds on an earlier agreement between easyJet and Travelport in 2007 which represented easyJet’s first move into enabling third party distribution of its products. All travel agents can now benefit from the improved efficiency and productivity achieved by accessing easyJet content through the Travelport GDS, enabling faster booking and the building of itineraries including hotel, car and other travel services offered by Travelport.
Marco Gorin, chief commercial officer at InterGlobe Technology Quotient, added: “This new agreement between easyJet and Travelport expands the overall offering of Travelport Galileo bouquet and enhances the existing travel options for customers and trade partners in India and Sri Lanka. Customers can now leverage the benefit of yet another cost effective and flexible travel options from easyJet which connects various destinations in Europe. The travel agents based in India can also benefit from the easyJet services through Travelport from July, once the content is made available in India. We are confident that easyJet will see significant traction from travelers emerging from India and Sri Lanka.”
Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Hodges, easyJet’s director of sales, distribution & Business, said: “We are delighted to be extending and expanding our partnership with Travelport and making our content available to all travel agents.” Robin Ranken, head of airline relationships for Europe at Travelport, added: “This revised agreement extends the scope of the distribution we are able to provide easyJet as we harness our technology investment to facilitate the sale of airline products and meet their changing needs.”